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Issue No. 2183

‘If this is global warming, heaven preserve us from the opposite.’
The Daily Express newspaper greets snow with a limited grasp of climate change

‘The maths of his Conservative programme don’t add up. But Labour needs to get its own sums right and offer a positive vision if the party is to win.’
A Daily Mirror newspaper editorial compares Tory leader David Cameron’s strategy with New Labour’s

‘We are trying to be careful so we don’t end up bankrupt after the election if this all goes pear-shaped.’
Former Labour home secretary David Blunkett on the party’s real concern over the coming election

‘We have already seen off the worst of the recession.’
Meanwhile, Gordon Brown does positive thinking

‘The government’s plan is still in the credibility-free zone.’
Bond analyst Marc Ostwald stressing investors’ lack of confidence in Britain’s economy last month

‘The world’s biggest investment funds are cutting exposure to US and UK government bonds amid fears that rising public debt and the withdrawal of central bank support for their economies could scupper the global recovery.’
The Financial Times newspaper on the gloomy prospects for 2010

‘The argument that someone is a bad man is an inadequate argument for war.’
Even former prime minister John Major has attacked Tony Blair over the invasion of Iraq

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Tue 5 Jan 2010, 18:00 GMT
Issue No. 2183
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